Sam Wouters is a Bitcoin Research Analyst at River, where he has recently put together an in-depth report on River’s Lightning Nodes.
In our conversation we discussed Sam’s findings from studying the payments flowing through River’s node, River’s API service, and the future of payments on the Lightning Network.
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00:00 - Intro
02:13 - Sam Wouters Intro
09:10 - Becoming a Better Bitcoin Educator
15:45 - Why River Published Their Lightning Report
29:53 - How Does River Decide Which Nodes To Connect To?
32:44 - How River & Chivo Are Working Together
38:28 - How Will River Make Money on the Lightning Network?
43:57 - Why Are So Many Lightning Nodes Running on Tor?
49:20 - How Important is Decentralization on Lightning?
1:04:25 - Making Large Payments on Lightning
1:17:41 - The Lightning Round